Listing your home
The first formal step towards putting it on the market is to enter into a Listing Agreement with your agent. This is a contract that commits us as your real estate agents for a specified period of time. It also commits you to pre-established commission that is to be paid upon the successful closing of the sale.
We will likely request the following documents in order to be able to prepare your listing:
Plan of survey: A Survey of your property which outlines the lot size and location of buildings as well as details of encroachments from neighbouring properties
Property tax receipts: We require the current annual property tax assessments and the total annual taxes for the most recent year in order to pass this information on to potential buyers
Deed: This document is a legal description of your property and the proof that you own it
Other Documentation: It will also be helpful to have additional information like utility costs, a list of recent improvements you have made to the home, and possibly seasonal pictures that you may have of your home and/or garden, depending on the time of year you are listing. A list of inclusions and exclusions will also be required.